Sorry if these are the wrong groups. Just wanted some quick input on two things i'm planning on for a home we're going to start building later this year.
- drive through garage - I would like to build a drive through garage (garage door on front and back). Seems pretty straightforward to me, given there's enough room for both doors to be installed and there is adequate room behind and to the side to safely navigate a vehicle. Are there any other issues i need to consider? This is primarily a safety thing, pulling forward out of the garage always seems safer, but i think it will be nice for parties, cleaning, etc as well (and force me to keep the clutter down).
- 'hard room' in basement - We will be pouring 9' basement walls for the home. I would like to have a small room (e.g. 6x10) with all four walls poured (corner room most likely. This would be a room for securing valuables and added reinforcement for extreme weather conditions. I may actually go with a poured ceiling (e.g. at 8') as well...not sure yet. I'm starting to do some research on this, because i can think of a number of potential issues from a safety standpoint, but i'm also wondering about stress on the foundation if we used it for one or two of the walls.. Seems like it could cause cracking, and that a freestanding room might be better on the house.
Thanks for any input.